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Malaysia Tax News

Malaysia Issues Public Ruling on Qualifying Expenditure and Computation of Industrial Building Allowance
Sep 17, 2018
World Customs Organization Publishes Updated Guide to Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing
Sep 11, 2018
Malaysia Publishes Order Setting Sales Tax Rates
Aug 31, 2018
Malaysia Enacts Legislation for New Sales and Service Tax Regime
Aug 29, 2018
Malaysian Parliament Passes Legislation for New Sales and Service Tax Regime
Aug 22, 2018
Malaysian Court Holds Software Distribution Fees Not Considered Royalties Under Tax Treaty with the Netherlands
Aug 03, 2018
Legislation Submitted to Malaysian Parliament to Replace GST with Sales and Services Tax
Aug 02, 2018
Malaysia Suspends Approval for MSC Incentives Pending BEPS Compliant Amendments
Jul 25, 2018
Malaysia to Implement New Sales and Service Tax from September 2018
Jul 19, 2018
Malaysia Publishes Rules on Accelerated Capital Allowances for Information and Communication Technology Equipment
Jul 11, 2018
Malaysia to Implement New Sales and Services Tax in September 2018
Jun 04, 2018
Malaysian Customs Authority Issues Updated FAQ on GST Changes from June 2018
May 30, 2018
Malaysian Customs Authority Issues FAQ on GST Changes from June 2018
May 22, 2018
Malaysia Reduces GST to 0% and Revokes Zero-Rating
May 18, 2018
Malaysia Planning to Repeal and Replace GST
May 16, 2018
Malaysia Issues Public Ruling on Tax Incentive For Returning Expert Programme
May 08, 2018
Singapore Announces Activation of Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information with China, Malaysia, and Panama
Apr 11, 2018
Malaysia Issues Practice Note on Withholding Tax on Income from Digital Advertising Provided by a Nonresident
Apr 03, 2018
New Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Signed
Mar 09, 2018
Barbados, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, and Tunisia Sign BEPS MLI; Poland Deposits Ratification Instrument
Jan 25, 2018
Malaysia Release Updated MAP Guidelines
Jan 16, 2018
Malaysia Finance (No. 2) Act 2017 Published
Jan 12, 2018
Malaysia Publishes CbC Reporting Regulations for Labuan and Amends Principal Rules
Jan 08, 2018
Malaysia Issues Practice Note to Clarify Withholding Tax Relief on Payments for Certain Services Performed Outside Malaysia
Dec 14, 2017
Malaysia 2018 Budget Presented
Nov 02, 2017
Malaysia Provides Withholding Tax Relief on Fees for Certain Services Performed Outside Malaysia
Oct 31, 2017
Malaysia Updates CbC Guidance including Sample Notification Forms
Sep 27, 2017
Indonesia Ratifies Protocol to Tax Treaty with Malaysia
Sep 25, 2017
Malaysia Planning Measures to Tax B2C E-Services
Sep 21, 2017
Malaysia Publishes Public Ruling on Taxation of REITs and Property Trust Funds
Sep 13, 2017
Malaysia Introduces Tax Exemption for Capital Expenditure on Manufacturing Automation
Sep 12, 2017
Update - Tax Treaty between Malaysia and Ukraine
Sep 06, 2017
Malaysia Negotiating Tax Treaties with Fifteen Countries
Sep 01, 2017
Ukraine Approves Pending Tax Treaty with Malaysia
Aug 24, 2017
Malaysia Publishes Tourism Tax Regulations and Effective Date Order
Aug 08, 2017
Malaysia Announces Effective Date of Updated Transfer Pricing Guidelines
Jul 26, 2017
Malaysia Clarifies Withholding Tax on Services Performed Abroad
Jul 25, 2017
Malaysia Transfer Pricing Guidelines Updated to Reflect BEPS Project Outcomes including Master File Requirements
Jul 13, 2017
Malaysia GST Relief on Supplies of Services in Connection with Goods for Export
Jul 11, 2017
Malaysia Publishes Guidance on Income Tax Treatment of Goods and Services Tax
Jun 27, 2017
Malaysia Tourism Tax Start Date and Additional Details
Jun 20, 2017
Malaysia Announces Mandatory Electronic Filing for Estimate of Tax Payable
May 31, 2017
Tax Treaty between Malaysia and the Maldives under Negotiation
May 22, 2017
Malaysia Announces Increased Penalty for Undeclared and Under Declared Income
May 18, 2017
Mutual Assistance Convention has Entered into Force for Malaysia
May 03, 2017
Malaysia Publishes Order for Reduced Tax Rate on Incremental Income
Apr 18, 2017
Malaysian Parliament Passes Tourism Tax Bill
Apr 17, 2017
Azerbaijan Update on Tax Treaty Negotiations
Apr 10, 2017
Guernsey Update on TIEA and Tax Treaty Negotiations
Apr 03, 2017
Malaysia Extends Vendor Development Program Deduction Incentive
Mar 21, 2017
OECD Confirms Malaysia's Participation in BEPS Inclusive Framework
Mar 10, 2017
Malaysia's Companies Act 2016 in Force
Feb 27, 2017
Norway Negotiating Tax Instruments with 11 Countries
Feb 23, 2017
Malaysia Finance Act 2017 Published
Feb 22, 2017
Malaysia Joins BEPS Inclusive Framework
Feb 02, 2017
Malaysia Deposits Ratification Instrument for Mutual Assistance Convention
Jan 09, 2017
Update - Exchange of Notes to Tax Treaty between China and Malaysia
Jan 06, 2017
Malaysia Publishes CbC Reporting Rules
Jan 04, 2017
Malaysia Public Ruling on Industrial Building Capital Allowances
Nov 30, 2016
Malaysia Finance Bill 2016 Includes New CbC Reporting Penalties
Nov 11, 2016
Exchange of Notes to Tax Treaty between China and Malaysia Signed
Nov 07, 2016
Tax Treaty between Azerbaijan and Malaysia under Negotiation
Oct 28, 2016
Malaysia 2017 Budget Presented
Oct 25, 2016
Guernsey Update on TIEA and Tax Treaty Negotiations
Oct 14, 2016
Mutual Assistance Convention Signed by Burkina Faso, Malaysia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Samoa
Aug 26, 2016
Malaysia Issues Public Ruling on Group Relief for Companies
Aug 24, 2016
World Bank Publishes Global Corruption Survey Data in Relation to Taxation, Licensing and Other Areas of Doing Business
Aug 22, 2016
Malaysia to Tax Digital Businesses
Aug 19, 2016
Tax Treaty between Malaysia and Ukraine Signed
Aug 08, 2016
Ukraine to Sign Tax Treaty with Malaysia
Jul 29, 2016
Tax Treaty between Malaysia and the Slovak Republic has Entered into Force
Jul 15, 2016
Protocol to Tax Treaty between Malaysia and New Zealand in Force
Jun 13, 2016
Malaysia Publishes Public Ruling on Tax Treatment of Interest Income
May 25, 2016
OECD Forum on Tax Administration Agrees on Common Transmission System for CbC and CRS Information
May 18, 2016
Malaysia Publishes Public Ruling on Venture Capital Tax Incentives
May 17, 2016
Malaysian Lower House of Parliament Passes New Companies Bill
Apr 18, 2016
Maldives to Negotiate Tax Treaties with Malaysia and Thailand
Apr 05, 2016
Malaysia Planning to Update Current Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements and Introduce CbC Reporting
Mar 30, 2016
Malaysia Reintroduces Tax Amnesty Program for 2016
Feb 23, 2016
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Signed
Feb 11, 2016
Malaysia Signs OECD Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Financial Information
Jan 29, 2016
OECD Announces that 31 Countries have Signed Multilateral Agreement for the Exchange of CbC Reports
Jan 28, 2016
Lithuania to Negotiate Tax Treaties with Iran and Malaysia
Jan 14, 2016
Malaysia Delays Thin Capitalization Rules
Jan 08, 2016
Malaysia Publishes Finance Act 2015
Jan 07, 2016
Malaysia Publishes Guidance on Interest Expense Deductions and Interest Income Recognition for Related Person Loans
Dec 08, 2015
OECD Holds Inaugural Meeting for the BEPS Multilateral Instrument
Nov 12, 2015
Malaysia Publishes Guidance on Assessment Appeals
Oct 30, 2015
Malaysia Budget for 2016 Presented
Oct 29, 2015
OECD Publishes Final BEPS Package
Oct 06, 2015
Malaysia Ratifies Protocol to the Treaty with New Zealand
Sep 16, 2015
Update - Tax Treaty between Malaysia and Slovakia
Sep 08, 2015
Malaysia Publishes Guidance on Qualifying Expenditure and Computation of Capital Allowances
Sep 03, 2015
OECD Publishes Report on Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries: Trends in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines
Aug 21, 2015
Malaysia Publishes Guidance on the Taxation of LLPs
Aug 19, 2015
Malaysia Enacts Flexible Working Arrangement Incentives
Aug 11, 2015
Guernsey Provides Update on Tax Treaty and TIEA Negotiations
Aug 06, 2015
Malaysia Issues Updated Guidance for Entertainment Expense Deductions
Aug 05, 2015
OECD Announces that Work on the BEPS Multilateral Instrument is Underway
Jun 02, 2015
Tax Treaty between Malaysia and Slovakia Signed
May 28, 2015
Malaysia Introduces Tax Amnesty Program
May 13, 2015
Malaysia Publishes Income Tax Exemption Order for New MSC Companies
Apr 30, 2015
Malaysia Issues Details on New Incentives for Investment in Underdeveloped Regions, Automation, and Regional Principal Hubs
Apr 08, 2015
Tax Treaty between Cyprus and Malaysia under Negotiation
Apr 03, 2015
Tax Treaty between Malaysia and Ukraine to be Signed
Mar 06, 2015
Malaysia Extends Registration Deadline for GST
Feb 10, 2015
Tax Treaty between China and Malaysia under Negotiation
Feb 10, 2015
Tax Treaty between Malaysia and Nepal under Negotiation
Feb 10, 2015
New Malaysian Tax Incentives for 2015
Jan 20, 2015
Malaysia Individual Income Tax Rates for 2015
Jan 16, 2015
Malaysia Clarifies Qualifying Plant and Machinery for Claiming Capital Allowances
Jan 12, 2015
Malaysia Issues Ruling Clarifying the Deduction of Private Retirement Scheme Contributions
Jan 07, 2015
Malaysia Issues Ruling Clarifying Special Allowances for Small Value Assets for 2015
Jan 02, 2015
Malaysian GST Registration Required by 31 December 2014
Nov 12, 2014
Malaysia's 2015 Budget Presented Including GST Exemptions and Tax Cuts
Oct 15, 2014
Malaysia Issues Ruling Clarifying the Taxation of Foreign Fund Management Companies
Sep 10, 2014
Tax Treaty between Malaysia and Tajikistan to be Negotiated
Sep 10, 2014
Tax Treaty between Belarus and Malaysia Under Negotiation
Aug 25, 2014
Malaysia Ratifies New Treaty with Poland
Jul 08, 2014
Tax Treaty Negotiations between Barbados and Malaysia Nearly Finalized
Jul 01, 2014
Protocol to the Tax Treaty between Malaysia and Turkey has Entered into Force
May 30, 2014
Malaysia Clarifies Tax Treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships
May 15, 2014
Malaysian GST Approved for Implementation 2015
May 06, 2014
Tax Treaty between Poland and Malaysia Ratified
Apr 09, 2014
Malaysian Draft GST Implementation Legislation
Apr 08, 2014
20% Corporate tax rate for SMEs which merge
Feb 01, 2014
New Public Ruling on Withholding Tax – Special classes of income
Feb 01, 2014
Budget for 2014 – enacted
Feb 01, 2014
Finance Bill (No. 2) 2013
Dec 25, 2013
Budget for 2014
Dec 02, 2013
Special deduction for expenditure on treasury shares
Sep 16, 2013
Deduction for Acquisition of Foreign Owned Company Rules
Sep 16, 2013
Treaty between Malaysia and Poland – details
Sep 16, 2013
Treaty between Malaysia and Poland signed
Sep 16, 2013
Treaty between India and Malaysia – details
Jul 29, 2013
Tax agreement between Hong Kong and Malaysia entered into force
Jun 27, 2013
Guidelines on the taxation of electronic commerce
May 06, 2013
Protocol to treaty between Indonesia and Malaysia – details
May 06, 2013
Deduction for commercialization of R&D findings
May 04, 2013
Deductions for Promotions of Exports – PR 1/2013
May 04, 2013
Budget for 2013 – enacted
Mar 25, 2013
Monthly tax deduction rules gazette
Mar 25, 2013
Treaty between India and Malaysia enters into force
Mar 25, 2013
Thin Capitalization rules deferred
Feb 10, 2013
Treaty between Australia and Malaysia – Australian interpretative decision on definition of permanent home
Feb 09, 2013
Protocol to treaty between Malaysia and New Zealand signed
Feb 09, 2013
Budget for 2013 – further details
Dec 02, 2012
New Transfer Pricing Guidelines
Oct 23, 2012
Budget for 2013
Oct 23, 2012
Protocol to treaty between Bahrain and Malaysia enters into force
Sep 03, 2012
Transfer pricing and APA Rules issued
Jul 25, 2012
Protocol to treaty between Malaysia and South Africa enters into force
Jun 03, 2012
Protocol to treaty between Australia and Malaysia enters into force
Oct 18, 2011
Penalty on late filing of tax returns
Sep 15, 2011
Protocol to treaty between Malaysia and Ireland enters into force
Aug 14, 2011
Protocol to treaty between Australia and Malaysia enters into force
Jul 27, 2011
Budget for 2012 (upcoming) – Corporate and individual tax rates may be lowered
Jun 21, 2011
Treaty between Kazakhstan and Malaysia enters into force
May 12, 2011
Protocol to treaty between France and Malaysia enters into force
Mar 30, 2011
Treaty between Germany and Malaysia enters into force
Mar 14, 2011
Protocol to treaty between United Kingdom and Malaysia enters into force
Mar 14, 2011
Treaty between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia enters into force
Feb 28, 2011
Protocol to treaty between Japan and Malaysia enters into force
Jan 09, 2011
Protocol to treaty between Indonesia and Malaysia – details
Sep 06, 2010
Treaty between Germany and Malaysia – details
Apr 26, 2010
Protocol to treaty between Belgium and Malaysia – details
Mar 05, 2010
Protocol to treaty between Belgium and Malaysia – details
Feb 19, 2010
Treaty between Malaysia and Venezuela enters into force
Nov 20, 2009
Guidelines on co-location (in Kuala Lumpur) of Labuan Holding Companies released
Jul 16, 2009
Treaty between Malaysia and Qatar enters into force
Apr 10, 2009
Treaty between Kazakhstan and Malaysia enters into force
Mar 16, 2009
Treaty between Chile and Malaysia enters into force and details
Nov 04, 2008
Budget
Oct 07, 2008
Treaty between Chile and Malaysia approved by Chilean Congress
Oct 07, 2008
Labuan
Aug 30, 2008
Protocol to treaty between Malaysia and Denmark enters into force
Aug 30, 2008
Treaty between Qatar and Malaysia signed
Aug 11, 2008
Framework on advanced ruling gazetted
May 14, 2008
Treaty between India and Malaysia – Supreme Court of India decision on overriding effect of treaty provisions over domestic law
Apr 15, 2008
Launch of Labuan International Business and Financial Centre
Mar 16, 2008
Treaty between Spain and Malaysia enters into force
Mar 16, 2008
Treaty between Venezuela and Malaysia ratified
Mar 16, 2008
Budget for 2008 enacted
Feb 08, 2008
Treaty between Morocco and Malaysia enters into force
Dec 03, 2007
Tax incentives – Iskandar Development Region (details)
Nov 04, 2007
Budget for 2008 – further details
Nov 04, 2007
Budget for 2008 – details
Oct 01, 2007
Treaty between Malaysia and Spain – details
Sep 02, 2007
Draft framework on advanced tax rulings issued
Mar 24, 2007
Treaty between Canada and Malaysia – negotiations to start
Dec 17, 2006
Budget for 2007 – details
Oct 14, 2006
Treaty between Korea (Rep.) and Malaysia – pre-approval application procedures for benefits finalized
Oct 14, 2006
Treaty between South Africa and Malaysia – details
Sep 12, 2006
Treaty between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia – details
Aug 13, 2006
Treaty between Spain and Malaysia signed
Aug 13, 2006
Plan to review Labuan's offshore tax regime
Jun 14, 2006
Netherlands Ministry of Finance announces tax sparing credit provision under treaty with Malaysia no longer applies
Mar 16, 2006
Treaty between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia signed
Mar 16, 2006
The new income tax treaty and protocol between Singapore and Malaysia, signed on 5 October 2004, entered into force on 13 February 2006. In Singapore, the treaty will generally apply from 1 January 2007. In Malaysia, the treaty will apply in respect of petroleum income tax to income derived on or after 1 January 2008 and in respect other tax from 1 January 2007. From these dates, the new treaty generally replaces the Singapore and Malaysia income tax treaty of 26 December 1968.
Mar 16, 2006
South Africa and Malaysia signed a first-time tax treaty on 26 July 2005. Further details of the treaty will be reported subsequently.
Sep 21, 2005
Malaysia and Singapore signed a new income tax treaty and protocol on 5 October 2004.
Jul 11, 2005